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Johnson County courts are open today and anyone with a hearing should either try to make it to the courthouse or call their attorney and the court office if they can't.

Courts opened at 10 a.m. today and anyone scheduled for hearings in criminal or civil cases is expected to appear, Johnson County Circuit Court Judge Mark Loyd said. Anyone that had hearings scheduled for earlier than 10 a.m. should still come this morning, he said.

People in another county that still has travel restrictions or can't make it to the courthouse due to hazardous roads should call both their attorney and the court office, Loyd said. The office has received calls from people who said they would not be able to travel to the courthouse today due to weather, he said.


In circuit court, morning cases are all typically scheduled for 9 a.m. but then are taken in order, so some people may not have their hearing until 11 a.m., Loyd said. Today will be treated like any other day, except with a slightly later starting time, he said. The court will remain in session until all cases scheduled are either heard or rescheduled, he said.


Johnson County Superior Court 2 also started hearing today's cases at 10 a.m., and Johnson County Superior Court 3 was planning to reschedule cases that were set for later today, office clerks said.

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